Rune-keeper Imbuement Guide

Welcome, here you will find an up-to-date guide for Rune-keeper’s Legendary Items Imbuement. This guide will cover a full Legendary Item (LI) Legacy list, and which legacies to keep pre and post imbuement.

Table of Contents

Types of Legendary Items Needed

A Rune-keeper needs the following Legendary Items at endgame:

  • Rune-stone – First Age (Crafted by Jeweler)
  • Rune-satchel – First Age (Crafted by Woodworker)

Legacies List

Here is the Legacy List for Rune-keepers.

Rune-stone (Weapon)

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued Legacy
MajorBattle Attuned Skill Power CostBattle Attuned Skill Power Cost
and Target Chill of Winter Resist Rating
MajorFire-type DamageFire-type Damage
MajorFury of Storm DamageFury of Storm Damage
MajorHealing %Healing %
MajorHealing Attuned Skill Power CostHealing Attuned Skill Power Cost
and Revive Skills Morale
and Power Recovery
MajorHealing Over TimeHealing Over Time
MajorWrath of Flame Damage Over TimeWrath of Flame Damage Over Time
MinorChill of Winter Debuff DurationSustaining Bolt Damage
MinorDistracting Flame CooldownDistracting Flame Cooldown
and Combustion Damage
MinorFinesse RatingFinesse Rating
MinorFrost DamageFrost Damage
MinorFury of Storm Critical DamageFury of Storm Critical Damage
MinorGlorious Foreshadowing DurationBombastic Inspiration Heal
MinorSteady Attuned Skill Power CostSteady Attuned Skill Power Cost
and Armour of the
Elements Tactical Mitigation
MinorVivid Imagery TargetsVivid Imagery Damage

Rune-keeper’s Rune-satchel (Class Item)

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued Legacy
MajorDistracting Flame DamageDistracting Flame Damage
MajorEssence of Flame DamageEssence of Flame Damage
MajorPrelude to Hope Power RestorePrelude to Hope Power Restore
MajorScribe’s Spark DamageScribe’s Spark Damage
MajorSelf Motivation CooldownSelf Motivation Cooldown
and Runestone Healing/Damage
MajorShocking Words DamageShocking Words Damage
MajorWrit of Fire DamageWrit of Fire Damage
MajorWrit of Health HealingWrit of Health Healing
MinorCeaseless Argument DamageCeaseless Argument Damage
MinorChilling Rhetoric CooldownEpic Conclusion Damage
MinorDo Not Fall This Day CooldownDo Not Fall This Day Cooldown
and Rousing Words Healing
MinorEpic for the Ages HealingEpic for the Ages Healing
MinorMending Verse HealingMending Verse Healing
MinorSmouldering Wrath Power CostSmouldering Wrath Power Cost
and Searing Words Damage
MinorTarget Resist Rating (Shocking Touch)Target Resist Rating (Shocking Touch)
MinorWord of Exaltation CooldownWord of Exaltation Cooldown
and Bubble Potency

Imbuement Guide

There are 7 recommended legacies for each LI for endgame. On Rune-keeper, it is recommended to have a seperate set of 2 LIs per Trait line. So, if you play all 3 Lines, you will need a total of 6 Imbued LIs, (however, the DPS Rune-stone can be shared between Red and Yellow lines). LotroHQ has builds only for Blue and Yellow Line, so here are the recommended Legacies for those lines:

*Note 1: All Legendary Items have 4 Major Legacies by default (with Crystal of Remembrance item). After Reforging a Legendary Item to level 30, chance of getting additional Major legacies is random, you may end up with more, or no more than 4 at all. So, if this list down below requires more than 4 Major Legacies, and you have only 4 Major Legacies, you will have to use an Imbued Legacy Replacement Scroll to cover for it, after you Imbue your Legendary Item. These special scrolls can be earned from Endgame instances, Throne of the Dread Terror Currency Barter, Hobbit Gifts, and bought from the Auction Hall or the Lotro Store.

*Note 2: Stat Legacy Scrolls (such as Legacy of Vitality) can be crafted (Melding) from Relic-Master for 1,886 Shards, or be traded from Daegoth for 250 Medallions (Barter Exchange Trader at Ost Galadh in Mirkwood).

Endgame Recommended Legacies for LIs:

Yellow Line Imbuement

Rune-stone (Weapon)

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued LegacyNotes
MajorFire-type DamageFire-type Damage
MajorFury of Storm DamageFury of Storm Damage
MajorWrath of Flame Damage Over TimeWrath of Flame Damage Over Time
MinorChill of Winter Debuff DurationSustaining Bolt Damage
MinorDistracting Flame CooldownDistracting Flame Cooldown
and Combustion Damage
MinorFury of Storm Critical DamageFury of Storm Critical Damage
MinorVivid Imagery TargetsVivid Imagery Targets

Rune-keeper’s Rune-satchel (Class Item)

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued LegacyNotes
MajorScribe’s Spark DamageScribe’s Spark Damage
MajorSelf Motivation CooldownSelf Motivation Cooldown
and Runestone Healing/Damage
MajorShocking Words DamageShocking Words Damage
MinorCeaseless Argument DamageCeaseless Argument Damage
MinorChilling Rhetoric CooldownEpic Conclusion Damage
MinorLegacy of VitalityLegacy of Vitality
MinorDo Not Fall This Day CooldownDo Not Fall This Day Cooldown
and Rousing Words Healing
Or Legacy of Fate

Blue Line Imbuement

Rune-stone (Weapon)

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued LegacyNotes
MajorHealing %Healing %
MajorHealing Attuned Skill Power CostHealing Attuned Skill Power Cost
and Revive Skills Morale
and Power Recovery
MajorHealing Over TimeHealing Over Time
MinorFinesse RatingFinesse Rating
MinorFrost DamageFrost Damage
MinorGlorious Foreshadowing DurationBombastic Inspiration Heal
MinorLegacy of VitalityLegacy of Vitality

Rune-keeper’s Rune-satchel (Class Item)

TypePre-Imbued LegacyPost-Imbued LegacyNotes
MajorPrelude to Hope Power RestorePrelude to Hope Power Restore
MajorSelf Motivation CooldownSelf Motivation Cooldown
and Runestone Healing/Damage
MajorWrit of Health HealingWrit of Health Healing
MinorDo Not Fall This Day CooldownDo Not Fall This Day Cooldown
and Rousing Words Healing
MinorEpic for the Ages HealingEpic for the Ages Healing
MinorMending Verse HealingMending Verse Healing
MinorWord of Exaltation CooldownWord of Exaltation Cooldown
and Bubble Potency

Legendary Items Swap Guide

Certain classes require certain LI swaps to gain an advantage, these are for buffs like, extra legacies to boost DPS, which you don’t have room for on Main LIs, extra Sprint Duration, making a buff last longer, or to make a Cooldown refresh faster, etc. Non-imbued Legacies have more of these advantages which Imbued Legacies have much lesser of.

Here are the Swaps needed for Rune-keeper:

Non-Imbued Rune-stone Swap

TypeNon-Imbued Legacy
MinorChill of Winter Debuff Duration
(Rest 5 legacies can be random)

Explanation:

This is an important legacy to have on a swap, for all 3 Trait Lines. It makes Flurry of Words debuff a 100% uptime, which can be pretty important in Raids/Instances. Can also be used as a swap in PvP to make Chilling Rhetoric last longer too on 1 target, helps to slow 1 down if surrounded by many.